Bacon and Ramp Vinaigrette

Grilled ramps and bacon add a smoky flavor to this bright, oniony vinaigrette that’s wonderful drizzled over salads, swirled into soups, or spooned atop grilled meats.

Bacon and Ramp Vinaigrette Bacon and Ramp Vinaigrette
Grilled ramps and bacon add a smoky flavor to this bright, oniony vinaigrette that's wonderful drizzled over salads, swirled into soups, or spooned atop grilled meats.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 12 ramps, trimmed
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 34 cup olive oil
  • 34 cup minced parsley
  • 14 cup white wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat a charcoal grill or set a gas grill to medium-high. (Alternatively, heat a cast-iron grill pan over medium-high.) Grill ramps and bacon, flipping once, until ramps are slightly charred and bacon is crisp, 4–5 minutes; transfer to a blender. Add half the oil, parsley, vinegar, salt, and pepper; purée until smooth. With the motor running, drizzle in remaining oil until emulsified.